Gov. Scott Highlights Job Growth at Stevens Construction in Fort Myers

On August 21, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott highlighted job growth at Stevens Construction, a healthcare and commercial construction management firm founded and headquartered in Fort Myers. The company has grown from 18 employees in 2011 to nearly 50 employees today. For five consecutive years, Stevens Construction has been featured on Inc. 5000’ s annual […]

Governor Rick Scott Reassigns Kissimmee Police Officers Homicide Cases from State Attorney Aramis Ayala to State Attorney Brad King

On August 19, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott issued Executive Order 17-222 reassigning the case of Everette Glenn Miller from State Attorney Aramis Ayala to State Attorney Brad King. Everette Glenn Miller is accused of shooting and killing two Kissimmee police officers – Officer Matthew Baxter and Sgt. Richard “Sam” Howard. In March, State Attorney Ayala unilaterally […]

Gov. Scott: We Mourn the Loss of Officer Matthew Baxter; Praying for Quick Recovery of All Other Officers

On August 19, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott made the following statement this morning regarding last night’s law enforcement related shootings in Kissimmee and Jacksonville that resulted in the loss of Kissimmee Police Officer Matthew Baxter. Two state troopers were also shot in Pennsylvania last night. Governor Rick Scott said, “Last night, I learned of two separate […]

Governor Scott Announces Speakers for 2017 Latin American Summit

On August 18, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced a selection of speakers for the 2017 Latin American Summit on October 2 in Miami. The Latin American Summit will bring together world leaders to improve current partnerships and build new relationships that will better serve Florida families, generate economic prosperity and enhance democracy and human rights […]

Gov. Scott: Southwest Florida Added More Than 6,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On August 18, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Southwest Florida area added 6,100 new private-sector jobs in the last year. Naples area businesses added 4,200 new jobs and the area’s unemployment rate was 4.6 percent, down 0.8 percentage point in the past year. Fort Myers area businesses created 1,900 new jobs and the […]

Gov. Scott: Pensacola Area Added More Than 3,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On August 18, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Pensacola area added 3,100 new private-sector jobs in the last year. The area’s unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, down 0.8 percentage point from a year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 26,300 new jobs in July and the unemployment rate remained at the lowest rate since […]

Gov. Scott: Jacksonville Area Added More Than 17,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On August 18, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Jacksonville area added 17,400 new private-sector jobs in the last year. Jacksonville’s unemployment rate was 4.3 percent in July, down 0.7 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 26,300 new jobs in July and the unemployment rate remained at the lowest rate […]

Gov. Scott: West Palm Beach Area Added More Than 18,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On August 18, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the West Palm Beach area added 18,300 new private-sector jobs in the last year. The area’s unemployment rate was 4.5 percent in July, dropping 0.8 percentage point in the last year. Statewide, Florida businesses created 26,300 new jobs in July and the unemployment rate […]

Gov. Scott: Miami Area Added More Than 25,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On August 18, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Miami area added 25,100 new private-sector jobs in the last year. The unemployment rate in Miami was 4.8 percent in July, down 0.7 percentage point from a year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 26,300 new jobs in July and the unemployment rate remained at the […]

Gov. Scott: Fort Lauderdale Area Added Nearly 28,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On August 18, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Fort Lauderdale area added 27,900 new private-sector jobs in the last year, the third-highest number of jobs among all metro areas. Fort Lauderdale’s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in July, down 0.7 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 26,300 new […]